I'm usually a pretty steady writer. I enjoy the process of putting words together until they sound just the way I want them to, and I'm very grateful that I can make a living doing something so close to my heart.
But sometimes I just hit a wall. The words stop flowing, and each phrase that pops into my mind sounds crappier than the one before it. The well has officially run dry.
Unfortunately, the hours and minutes until my deadline keep right on ticking away. I have to get my inspiration back, and fast!
1. Read something that's very well-written.
Depending upon my mood, my favorites are Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Victor Hugo, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. If they can write prose and poetry that sings like that, I tell myself, I can surely slog my way through one more blog post.